Westcon Middle East inks distribution agreement with SonicWALL
WestconME, a leading value-added distributor of security, convergence and mobility products and solutions for leading technology vendors, has announced that it has recently signed a strategic distribution agreement with SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of data protection and security solutions.
Under the agreement, WestconME will distribute and promote SonicWALL’s portfolio of network security solutions - including Network Security Appliances (NSA), SSL VPN solutions, and email security offerings across MEA. WestconME will work closely with SonicWALL’s sales, technical support and partner development teams to provide a high level of pre- and post-sales support, as well as technical support delivered by certified professionals. WestconME will also assist SonicWALL in strengthening and expanding its small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) channel’s coverage across the same regions.
“The Middle East and Africa’s IT channel has been searching for a cost-effective means to remotely manage, maintain and support the evolving IT security and networking needs of the SMB market,” said Venu Menon, Sales & Marketing Director for WestconME. “We evaluated a number of vendors targeted at the SMB space and it was not hard to see the excellent functionality offered within the SonicWALL platform. We are excited to work with SonicWALL and incorporate their technology into our complementary portfolio of network integrated products. We believe that SonicWALL can significantly benefit from Westcon ME’s impressive track record and expertise in distribution of high quality security, convergence and mobility products.”
“The relationship with Westcon ME is a very strategic one for us and has happened at the right growth stage of our business in MEA,” said Shahnawaz Sheikh, SonicWALL’s Regional Sales Manager for MEA. “We are confident that Westcon ME’s strong regional presence and security distribution experience in the region - offering multiple sales/support offices and logistic facilities staffed with qualified professionals - will be a key player in our successful expansion efforts.”
Westcon Group, Inc. is the leading specialty distributor in networking, security, mobility and convergence for leading technology vendors, including Avaya, Cisco, Juniper, Motorola and Nortel. Through its Westcon and Comstor business practices, Westcon Group sells products and services to resellers, systems integrators and service providers. Westcon Group has particular expertise in the convergence of voice, data and video applications and technologies, including voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, security for networking and communications systems, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and wireless connectivity.
SonicWALL has recently announced the expansion of its family of high-performance network security appliances with the release of the SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) 240, the next generation of Unified Threat Management (UTM). The new appliances are designed specifically to address the challenges of application management and bandwidth growth by enabling network and security administrators to monitor and control network traffic without compromising performance.
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